In my last berry delicious post, I featured our picking excursion with strawberries. Now, as it grows later in spring and preparing for summer, blueberries are ripe and ready to pick. Picking blueberries is quite fun and enjoyable, and they are excellent fresh, frozen, in cobblers, pies, and much more. They make for a healthy snack and keep well in the refrigerator, unlike strawberries. Below are more photos from our family blueberry picking trip to a local pick-your-own farm.
Little sister Miriam helps… and eats. ↑
One of my favorite spring activities is berry picking from local farms. With it being well into a warm spring, berries are ripening, specifically strawberries. These berries are very enjoyable, and can be used in a variety of ways, from fresh to jam. If you don’t mind bending over or getting on your knees, strawberries are not hard to pick; I can pick 2 gallons in 30-45 minutes. We washed and refrigerated about a gallon of fresh berries for eating, and chopped and froze the rest. They only keep about 3-4 days in the refrigerator, which is why we don’t keep many out. With some of our fresh berries, my mother made a delicious treat of chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Hopefully in a few weeks, blueberries should be ready too!